Archive for July 2002

progress in programming

I’m feelin’ it. My brain growing. It’s amazing. I replaced 50-sih lines of code that was next to hardcoded with 10-ish lines that leaves my barchart wide open to as many bars as you throw at it. So simple… incredible, mostly to myself. I never thought I would ever be a programmer, yet it’s things like this that are sooooo cool to learn on my own.

check out the lines at the top. These replace all the lines commented out.

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the future of music…

Deeje and I have been talking about this for about 5 years now, but the market’s moving on without us. Between all the conversation on Wired and slashdot about DJ’s and the new technologies… I’m seeing it in my head. This is a story about a club in NYC that’s letting people “dj” using two ipods. Well, no, not really DJ… just play tracks and trainwreck into each other.

The future is this: an ipod like device, with two audio outputs, independent of each other, to provide two different audio tracks. This device also has video out capabilities to tie into your audio. As an mp3 player, you can carry it around in your pocket and listen to one audio stream.

The dial on the front acts like the ipod’s file navigation, but can also act as a turntable platter for the “practicing in the car on the way to the party” digital turntable. This device can also be controlled by external devices, such as any number of digital turntable rigs that are being built as we speak. Go to party, bring your ipod, no turntables? no problem. crafty hacker party nerds will work with the system and master it. Purists will have turntables available at their party.

this is coming soon and you read it here first.

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repetitive music and programming

I’ve been noticing that I’m able to get into programming a lot more deeply when I’m listening to something repetitive and sans-lyrics like submusic ….

My theory is that it does two things, first to drown out the noise of the office so that I’m not as distracted by the things going on around me, and two, I think there’s something in the minimal style of the bangin’ trax style of music that acts to synchronize with my mathmatical thinking and my ability to think in algebraic terms… most of these similar styles of music are all pattern based, so I think it’s an aural feng-shui thing for me. I like these predictable (or slightly not) patterns of sound….

helps me focus. right…

back to work now.

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Eek-a-mouse plays Music in the Park, San Jose

Eekamouse rocked it in downtown san jose to an extremely appreciative audience this afternoon and evening. Thanks to the downtown people for bringing such fine acts to the public for free!!

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new… sculptures

Wow, been a lonnnng time since I made anything in 3d, er, in Real Live 3d… not on a computer 3d… actually not have to turn on a powersource to view this in threedee 3d.

So, while I’ve been making frames for our paintings (from scratch) I’ve been finding all these intricate little cutoff pieces of wood, and came up with some interesting pieces… Which can be viewed here

lemme know what you think.

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melting metal in the microwave.. on purpose

As seen on slashdot… Here’s a crazy ass story of a team people at a school who are beginning to figure out how to melt metals in a household, almost completely unmodified microwave oven.

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